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Zach LaVine knows Bulls will ‘need my scoring’ against Rockets

Chicago Bulls shooting guard Zach LaVine knows Chicago will need his scoring on Saturday against James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets.

LaVine isn’t a tunnel vision scorer for the Bulls. He likes to get his teammates involved and doesn’t embrace that ball-hog mentality a lot of scorers do.

Against the Rockets, though, LaVine knows he’s going to have to be a little bit more aggressive since Houston lights it up with Harden and Westbrook leading the charge.

“As long as we get the win, obviously, I’m cool with it,” LaVine said, via K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. “I’m going to continue the way I’m supposed to. I feel like I played the right way. I got my teammates involved. I played really good defense. I know we’ll need my scoring against Houston, though, so I’ll be aggressive.”

The Rockets are averaging 120.5 points per game, good for third in the NBA.

The Bulls are putting up only 106.7 points a night, 21st in the league. LaVine is going to have to put on his scoring cape on Saturday for Chicago to keep pace with Houston.

On the season, LaVine is averaging 20.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the Bulls while shooting 44.1 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from beyond the arc.